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NYFDX
Posted 2022-01-31 12:18 PM (#618904)
Subject: 1956 Desoto wagon rear seat removal


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Before I do something stupid, any tips on the best way to remove the rear bench seat of a 56 desoto wagon? I could not find anything in the service manual and not much info online.

Thanks in advance
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-01-31 12:44 PM (#618906 - in reply to #618904)
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I think you need to specify if you are talking about a 3rd seat or the 2nd rear seat.
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NYFDX
Posted 2022-02-01 3:34 AM (#618935 - in reply to #618904)
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Yes bench seat was the wrong term. It’s the removal of both rear seats for re covering
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-02-01 6:11 PM (#618947 - in reply to #618904)
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The bottom of the middle seat should push back and up to remove from the clips that hold it. That will reveal the mounts for the upper part. I'm not as certain on the 3rd seat during these years.
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-01 7:15 PM (#618951 - in reply to #618947)
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Powerflite - 2022-02-01 3:11 PM
The bottom of the middle seat should push back and up to remove from the clips that hold it. That will reveal the mounts for the upper part. I'm not as certain on the 3rd seat during these years.


I think that even the wagon rear seat bottom is held down differently than the sedans and hardtops. I am contacting Terrance D. (71charger_fan) to see if he can post answer (maybe with photos from his thread) here.

Terrance's thread:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=63722&...

Some photos. Not exactly the ones that are needed but...











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71charger_fan
Posted 2022-02-01 10:10 PM (#618958 - in reply to #618904)
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If it's the same as my '55 Plymouth, the second seat's bottom lifts up where it's tucked under the back seat cushion. It can take a good yank to get it up. With that tipped up, you should have easy access to the attachment points to the body.
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-01 10:56 PM (#618960 - in reply to #618958)
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71charger_fan - 2022-02-01 7:10 PM
If it's the same as my '55 Plymouth, the second seat's bottom lifts up where it's tucked under the back seat cushion. It can take a good yank to get it up. With that tipped up, you should have easy access to the attachment points to the body.


Terrance: Thanks for that. What about the normal back seat? I see some bolts on the rear floor pan brace/reinforcement. How do you access those to remove the bottom?

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71charger_fan
Posted 2022-02-02 10:10 AM (#618968 - in reply to #618904)
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If I recall correctly, those are easily accessed when the rear seat cushion is down in the normal position for passengers.
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NYFDX
Posted 2022-02-03 3:03 PM (#619017 - in reply to #618904)
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Doesn’t look like you can push on the seats to remove them. Seems a bit more involved :

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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-03 3:08 PM (#619018 - in reply to #619017)
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NYFDX - 2022-02-03 12:03 PM
Doesn’t look like you can push on the seats to remove them. Seems a bit more involved.


Like?

56D500boy - 2022-02-01 7:56 PM I see some bolts on the rear floor pan brace/reinforcement. How do you access those to remove the bottom?
:)
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NYFDX
Posted 2022-02-03 3:10 PM (#619019 - in reply to #618904)
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Here’s some pics. Doesn’t look like you can push to remove them :


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NYFDX
Posted 2022-02-03 3:12 PM (#619021 - in reply to #618904)
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No pics,
Won’t post
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-02-03 3:40 PM (#619023 - in reply to #618904)
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NYFDX
Posted 2022-02-03 11:23 PM (#619033 - in reply to #618904)
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Ok I’ll have to figure the attachment part out, I couldn’t figure out how to attach multiple pics.

I was able to remove the seats/seatbacks. Basically it’s just several screws that need to be removed from the seat hardware.

I couldn’t see any bolts to remove from the floor pan as 56D stated.

I’ve snapped a few more pictures when I figure out how to attach them I’ll submit another post. I the meantime I appreciate all the feedback. 56D and charger fan thanks for the pics
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Arocket111
Posted 2022-02-04 10:20 AM (#619039 - in reply to #618904)
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Hi I have a 1955 dodge coronet custom royale wagon ,I do not know if it is the same as mine only has one set of rear seats which are folding and can be removed by folding forward and unfastening the hinges and swivel on the upright part of the seat I am currently trying to download photos .photos now attached below I can’t seem to get them to be open on the thread.


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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-04 11:17 AM (#619040 - in reply to #619039)
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Arocket111 - 2022-02-04 7:20 AM I am currently trying to download photos .photos now attached below I can’t seem to get them to be open on the thread.


Phil: Thanks for posting those photos. The main reason that they would not open is because they are .jpeg photos from an iPhone or iPad, etc. They don't work here. Have to be .jpg.

The other reason is they were too large. They need to be < 250 kB.

I downloaded your photos and processed them to be 1024 x something so they were less than 250 kB and then saved them as .jpgs. Here they are, again, thanks. Should help in the future.

(PS: They also confirm to me that your car's paint was definitely based on Heather Rose)



Edited by 56D500boy 2022-02-04 11:22 AM




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